O2 has become the first mobile telecommunications company to be awarded the international triple certification for cutting carbon, water and waste.
It has been recognised for deploying more efficient network equipment, switching to LEDs and eco-rating phones on their environmental and ethical performance.
The company recycled 95% of general waste from its offices, retail stores and data centres and reduced water usage in offices by more than 25% per person.
It has also reduced more than 50% of carbon emissions “relative to network usage”.
The Carbon Trust Standard recognises best practice and achievements in reducing energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, managing and cutting water usage as well as solid and hazardous waste.
Vijay Chouhan, O2’s Energy Manager said: “From day to day operations to upstream and downstream supply chains, right through to our products and services, we believe that it is important to invest in reducing our footprint.”